Christmastime in Nebraska

Hello everyone.

This past weekend, we tripped to see my family in Central Nebraska.  I thought I’d share a couple of photos with you, of some of the traditional sites that we stop to see.

On Saturday, we stopped in Minden, Nebraska.

Minden Courthouse 2014b 4x6Minden has been dubbed the Christmas City.  Even when I was a kid, we would usually take a trip there to see the lights, and sometimes catch the Christmas pageant.

Minden Courthouse 2014a 4x7

On the way home, Sunday, we stopped at our good friends, the Corey’s.  They were instrumental in helping us get our computerized light show up and running several years ago.  We stop and see them every year, and they always invite us in for some home-made goodies.  This year it was Rosemary’s delicious pizzelle cookies.  Yummy!!!

Corey Christmas Lights 2014a 4x6

If you’d like to check out their display, it runs until New Years Eve.  Shows last about 15 minutes and keep repeating all evening long.  Their farm is located east of Culbertson, Nebraska on U.S. Highway 6&34 and one-quarter mile north on County Road 376.

We had a really nice visit with most of my family.  Lots of chatting, eating and fun…  My Mom showed me some of her quilt projects recently finished and also in progress.

My brother showed me a barn quilt that he’s working on, but more about that in a future post.

Have a creative day!

Fellow Quilter,


We are hopping now

Hello everyone. Today we are off on a marvelous quilt shopping adventure. The fabric and patterns in the Nebraska shops better watch out, or they just might find themselves residing in Colorado. We just left “Quilts and Conversations” Quilt shop in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Ruth owns this store, and we always love stopping by to see her. She has a ton of embroidery patterns, great samples, and more quilting stencils than I think I’ve ever seen in one store, If you get a chance to visit here, you should check it out. Tell her Brian, Ann, Diane and Paula said “Hello!”.
Next stop will probably be in Grand Island, but you never know… We might find another quilt shop along the way… I’ll let you know.


Last night we had a music concert at the 4th and Main Listening Room, by Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt from Austin Texas. Great musicians, and I caught a great line in one of Danny’s songs… “I can move a mountain… When the mountain moves in me”. I wrote it down, and wanted to share it with you friends. I take inspiration from everything around me. I hope you do too!
Fellow Quilter,
Brian Clements